Pause

Experience Design, UI/UX - March 2016

Description
“Pause” was a reaction to world events that were unfolding around us at the time. We felt that we had to respond to the issue of Syrian Refugees in the United States in a way that referenced our location, which was Detroit. Instead of relying on existing data we created a survey, asking Detroit residents if they felt welcoming to refugees or not.

The debate surrounding Syrian refugees is, as of now, a hot topic in the United States. Whether they are welcome here or not is being widely debated on social media and many governors have made the decision to "Pause" refugee entry into their states. Michigan's governor, Rick Snyder, is one of those governors. We decided to create a platform that would add to the conversation in a non-partisan way and Pause was born. We felt that we had to respond to the issue of Syrian Refugees in Michigan and Detroit so instead of relying on existing data we created a survey. We asked Detroit residents if they felt welcoming to refugees or not, whether they agreed with Snyder’s decision and what they felt there was to gain or lose from his choice.

The responses informed our final project, which compares the pros and cons of Snyder’s choice first side-by-side, then mixed together; mingling in space like the individuals who submitted them. When a new answer is submitted by a user, the responses are sorted once again, revealing their intent.

What I learned
AJAX was sort of forced down my throat with this one. First using it to store information into an XML and grabbing from it. Also, we set up a remote from a device to control the wall.

Technology
AJAX, AJAX, AJAX, HTML, CSS, jQuery

Process